Category Archives: St. Louis Closet Co. – Employees

Owner Jennifer Q Williams Voted “Most Popular”

Congrats to our owner Jennifer Quinn Williams on being voted the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Popular from the Class of 1996 40 Under 40!

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Read the story here, Most Popular from 1996

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Get Organized with Custom Closets

Moms, Treat Yourself This Fall!

You have been getting the kids packed and unpacked from Summer camps, getting the family to and from Summer vacations, and getting everyone organized for the new school year with trips to the store for books, paper, pens, pencils, markers, haircuts, new clothes, new shoes, new backpacks, lunch boxes and everything else under the sun. Now that you have successfully transitioned the kids and the family into the new school year, it is time to take some time to get yourself organized.

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I know there are plenty of moms out there who put themselves last on their list of priorities when it comes to things like buying new clothes, buying new shoes, getting a haircut, and so on. What many mothers do not realize, though, is that if you are putting yourself last, who is putting you first? Getting your children organized for the new school year–and more importantly keeping them that way–is not going to happen unless you get yourself organized first.

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Let’s start by taking a look at your bedroom closet. Whether it is a disaster or could just use a good sort-through, now is the perfect time to take some time for yourself and get your belongings in order for the new season. Saint Louis Closet Co. specializes in getting you organized, and we can work with you to create a bedroom closet that will work with your daily life. That is the great thing about getting a 100% custom closet: the space is designed with your needs on the forefront. One of the many features that we offer is shoe shelving. You can get flat or slanted shoe shelving for as many pairs of shoes as you need. No longer will you need to spend 20 minutes digging through a pile of shoes on the floor trying to find one matching pair.

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Being able to get out the door as efficiently and quickly as possible in the morning is directly related to how prepared you are to face the day. If you have to spend 15 minutes in the morning deciding what to wear, ironing your clothes and picking out shoes, that means it is going to be 15 minutes that you are unable to make sure your kids are up, moving and ready to get out the door. A few things that I use daily to get myself organized in the morning are the folding ironing board and telescoping rod from Saint Louis Closet Co. I get myself as prepared as possible the night before so that I can focus my attention of getting everyone out the door on time and on schedule. Saint Louis Closet Co. offers a folding ironing board that fits conveniently in the space of a 24” wide drawer. After ironing my clothes for the next day, I hang it on one of our telescoping rods that extend from the side of our closet unit. And by having shelves that clearly display the days’ possible shoe options, I never have to dig for a pair of shoes to match my outfit.

The reason I chose to focus my post this week on getting moms organized is because I believe that moms’ needs are the last ones on the list of priorities. We all need to realize that, as mothers, we are the driving force behind the success of our families, and if we do not take some time to take care of getting ourselves organized in the short run, we will not be able to get the rest of the family organized in the long run.

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St. Louis Closet Co. Fall Special

Fall is the perfect time to get organized and St. Louis Closet Co.’s Fall Special is just in time to help you with your projects.  From Master Walk-in Closets to Pantries and Murphy Beds, Saint Louis Closet Co. can create More Space in your home.

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Along with the new season and new school year, it is once again time to reorganize the spaces in your home to coincide with the incoming season. If you have a Saint Louis Closet Co. system, this would be the time when you would re-adjust your shelves to be able to comfortably store your children’s growing clothing and shoe inventory.

With summer coming to a close, shoes are one thing that are going to require more space this season, for example switching out your kids’ flip flops for their sneakers and eventually snow boots. Our 100% adjustable systems give you more room for doing just that. Just add, remove or adjust a shelf to make room for fall’s bulkier items, such as jackets, sweaters and jeans.

I cannot count the number of times that I have told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house after school or soccer practice. The solution we have found at our home is lockers and cubbies for our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook especially designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.

Teachers can even find some organization for their classrooms this school year. Getting all the pencils, markers, glue, blank paper, books, construction paper, scissors and miscellaneous supplies organized will make the school year go just that much smoother.

Saint Louis Closet Co. design every type of system to meet everyone’s organizational needs, and that includes classroom supply closets, mail centers, storage rooms, lockers and even kid’s home desks.

Call 314-781-9000 today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

 

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Summer Closet Newsletter – St. Louis Closets

Summer Newsletter  Check out all the exciting Summer News for Saint Louis Closet Co. with our Summer 2015 Newsletter.  Murphy Beds, The Face of Custom Closets in St. Louis, Media Partners, Sophisticated Living Magazine and KTRS Radio, and more.

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St. Louis Closet Co. Wins Best of HOUZZ 2015!

Saint Louis Closet Co. is proud to announce the receipt of the Best of HOUZZ Award 2015 for exceptional customer service and design.  HOUZZ is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, custom closet companies and other residential remodeling professionals on HOUZZ.

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To find out what all the HOUZZ Buzz is about, visit Saint Louis Closet Co. on HOUZZ today!

Call for a free in-home estimate at 314-781-9000.

 

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St. Louis Closet Co. Toys for Tots Kick-Off Breakfast 11/18/14

Join us for a good cause, a little am550 KTRS radio, and breakfast!!  Tuesday November 18, from 8am – 10am come by Saint Louis Closet Co. showroom in Maplewood to see and hear McGraw Milhaven and Kelly Jackson 550KTRS Show live show to kick off Toys for Tots Drive.

Stop by between 8-10am with a new, unwrapped toy to benefit those who could use a little holiday cheer.  All those who bring a toy will receive a $50 Saint Louis Closet Co. gift certificate.  Location Saint Louis Closet Co. Showroom, 2626 S. Big Bend, Maplewood, Mo.  63143 Call 314-781-9000 for more details.

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MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

 

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Saint Louis Closet Co. Pantries

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Saint Louis Closet Co. Pantries!!

Keep all of your dry and canned goods organized and easily accessible with a 100% custom pantry from Saint Louis Closet Co.!  How many times have you searched your pantry looking for that one random spice you need for your recipe? A pull-out spice rack from Saint Louis Closet Co. will let you easily view every spice in your cabinet! Other available pull-out racks include canned good racks, wine racks, baskets, basket rim shelves, and pull-out tray shelves.

Saint Louis Closet Co. can make your pantry as custom and functional as you like, with everything from corner shelves to pull-out racks and drawers. Adjustable shelving from Saint Louis Closet Co. will eliminate the limitations that come with fixed height shelves and will allow you to utilize the pantry space to its maximum.

Call today for a free in-home estimate 314-781-9000 or visit our website at www.stlouisclosetco.com

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About Our Designers

Shayla Berkley

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Years at the company: 13

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: Helping people get organized is the most rewarding part of being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co. I love working with repeat clients. They bring with them this contagious excitement. I enjoy going to new places, new spaces and new homes every day. Each day is different than the previous day. It keeps me on my toes and keeps my creativity going.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: First and foremost, you need to prioritize your spaces. You should start with the most unorganized, disruptive place in your home. The change you will see after fixing just that one space is amazing and you’ll realize just how much custom organization has helped your life.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: Playing with my two grandchildren, swing dancing, golfing, water aerobics and visiting with family and friends.

 

Mary Cain

Mary

Years at the company: 14

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: The extremely satisfied repeat customers! My goal is to change chaos into a well-designed place for everything and to create new spaces in each of my customer’s lives. I walk away from their homes knowing that I really helped to make a difference in their lives.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: It helps tremendously when you can actually sit down with your designer and have her draw up your closets on the spot and explain exactly how the design is going to meet your needs.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: Spending time with my husband, son and daughter are on the top of my list.  We are always updating and remodeling our home.  We also enjoy weekend getaways at Mark Twain Lake, boating, jetskiing and kayaking.

Christine Haltenhof

Christine

Years at the company: 17

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: First and foremost, the amazing relationships I have developed over the years with both new and repeat customers. Secondly, I love being able to use my creativity every day; every project is completely different, with its own specialized needs.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Because the custom closets are 100% adjustable they can be changed as your needs change.  If you sell your home, that feature is passed on to the new homeowner.  Custom closets are considered a permanent improvement to your home and will add significant resale value. Secondly, I love that it is the only female-owned closet business in St. Louis. [Owner] Jennifer Williams operates this company in the same manner that she would want people to work for her in her own home. There is unparalleled attention to detail and a great level of respect and care given to each and every customer.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love to spend time with my two children and four grandchildren.  My hobbies are gardening, traveling, theater, music and staying fit.

Jodi Rhoads

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Years at the company: 7

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I absolutely love working with people!  I have developed so many amazing relationships and have designed some incredible spaces for them.  It’s rewarding to have my repeat customers call me directly with their new projects!  I also work with a group of extraordinary people.  I know that all the staff my clients work with from SLCC will be treated with the best customer service in the industry.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Do not be intimidated by getting organized; it is not as daunting of a task as you think it will be. Also, it doesn’t take thousands of dollars to get organized. We can work with any size budget, and I think that the affordability of a custom closet is something that really surprises a lot of people.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love the flexibility of my schedule because it allows me to spend time with my wonderful husband and children; Reece and Chase.

Tammy Simpson

Tammy

Years at the company: 15

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: The flexibility of my schedule is great. It allows me to plan my time to be able to serve my customers, as well as spending time with my family.  Each day is a fun new challenge, and the variety of what I can offer goes beyond storage issues, it’s a complete organizational re-work.  It is truly rewarding to help my clients.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Most people don’t realize how affordable custom closets can be. Many think that you have to spend a lot of money and get all sorts of accessories, but most times I find that keeping the design simple not only makes it affordable, but you don’t feel overwhelmed or distracted by how much is going on in your closets. Don’t forget that the closet is the tool, not the solution, to getting organized. It is up to you to keep yourself organized, but you will be amazed at just how much easier it will be to stay organized by installing one of our custom closet systems.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love listening to music, watching movies and enjoying the outdoors in my free time. Spending time with my family and friends is very important.

 

Maria Skornia

Maria

Years at the company: 8

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: My favorite part is my freedom to be creative. The company is extremely supportive of your creativity and they want you to improve on your craft and pick up new things from other designers along the way. All of the designers really are fabulous and whenever we’re in the office, we like to bounce ideas off each other and get a feel for new trends in the closet industry. There is so much to learn and so many ways to be creative, I love it!

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Keep an open mind and don’t get too attached to your possessions. To get organized, you have to part with some of your things, so make sure that you are ready to do it when you start the process.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: Anything outdoors with my family and dogs. We love to camp and travel.

Heather Sparks

Heather

Years at the company: 8

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I love looking at difficult spaces and coming up with the perfect design that will maximize both space and function as well as look beautiful once completed.  Every space is different and each customer has unique needs…I enjoy the challenge of creating custom designs and I love hearing how happy my clients are with their newly organized spaces!

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Saint Louis Closet Co. designs custom spaces based on the customers specific needs.  Take time to think about how you use your space on a daily basis and communicate that with your designer.  The details of your life are reflected in the details of your closet, pantry, home office, etc.  So definitely keep that in mind throughout the design process.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I enjoy spending time with my three kids.  My daughters are very involved in competitive dance and my son is getting ready to graduate from high school.  I also teach dance and love to travel.

Angelia York

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Years at the company: 22

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: Every day is a new challenge. Organization is my life and I love being able to help people make their closet dreams a reality. I truly love helping people get organized!

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: No space is too small. We can really help anyone get organized.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I’m always working, but when I’m not, I love spending time with friends and family, antique shopping and traveling. I would love to go back to Italy!

Janet Zeloski

Janet

Years at the company: 11

Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I really enjoy meeting with all kinds of people in the St. Louis area.  It is very rewarding when we come up with a great way to use a space and the customer gets excited about it.  No two situations are the same, so my days are always interesting with new challenges.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: We ask lots of questions and we listen to what customers say.  Getting a closet designed for their specific needs is the main task, while still keeping in mind practicality, price and even re-sale value.

What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love being outside, spending time with my husband, two kids and my dog.  I spend my free time watching lots of baseball, reading, biking, shopping and traveling.

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Meet the Men of Saint Louis Closet Co.

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Saint Louis Closet Co. is proud to shine the spotlight on the backbone of our company with a salute to our installation and manufacturing team!  These men have been loyal members of our business, averaging 15 years of working for the company.  We even have men who have worked here for almost 20 years!

“Our installers are the absolute best in the business,” says Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams.  “They are professional, dedicated and, most importantly, they love what they do.  I consider each of them members of my family and I am so thankful to have been able to share these first 21 years of business with them!”

The men pictured (left) include the installers who do the actual closet installations in our customers’ homes as well as the staff that works in our manufacturing facility located in our Maplewood Showroom.  They are responsible for getting all of the parts ready for installation so that the process can be as quick and easy as our customers have come to expect.

Thank you for all of your hard work over the years, gentlemen!

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